MusicalNodes

MusicalNodes

MusicalNodes is a visualization system for digital music collections. Artists, albums, songs and genres are represented as nodes in a network, where musically similar items are connected with each other. A force based graph determines the positions of the nodes, based on data like song tempo, genre and similar artists. The visualization provides a truly new view on the information that can’t be easily conveyed in text. It provides a good overview of your music at a glance and offers new insights into your collection.

Read the accompanying paper for details.

Medium

App

Year

2011

My role

  • Graphic design
  • Interaction design
  • Art direction
  • Coding
An example of the artist level view of a music collection.

An example of the artist level view of a music collection.

Selections can be made by dragging on the screen.

Selections can be made by dragging on the screen.

An example of the song level view of a music collection.

An example of the song level view of a music collection.

An example of the album level view of a music collection.

An example of the album level view of a music collection.

A zoomed in view on the artists.

A zoomed in view on the artists.